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Boston Globe: ‘Kerry backs Dodd on energy stance’ – UPDATED

James Pinnell reports in the Boston Globe that John Kerry is backing Chris Dodd’s energy stance. I know I haven’t seen any thing on this from Kerry’s office (I’m checking into it though) but, here’s the Globe piece citing both John Kerry and Al Gore as backing Dodd’s stance: US Senator John F. Kerry endorsed […]

Kerry Says Global Warming Poses National Security Risk

On Wednesday, Senator John Kerry spoke at the Senate Foreign Relations Committee hearing on the urgent need to address the national security threats posed by global warming. Reuters reports there were a “a trio of hearings on the consequences or cures for climate change and another on the related question of endangered wildlife” on Wednesday. […]

Bill Richardson’s New Ad

There’s some chatter about Bill Richardson’s new ads in the news and the blogosphere. Some favorable, some not. The Fix notes: Richardson has done this sort of thing before. His “Western” ad during his 2006 re-election campaign made our list of the top 10 political ads of the cycle and showed Richardson’s willingness to take […]

Senate Approves New Power for F.D.A. on Drugs – Kerry Votes for FDA Bill to Make Medications Safer for Americans

The Senate passed a bill Wednesday afternoon by a vote of 93 to 1, that will give the FDA “sweeping new power to police drug safety, order changes in drug labels, regulate advertising and restrict the use and distribution of medicines found to pose serious risks to consumers.” The bill calls for a fundamental change […]

Pro Choice Rudy

Oh Rudy… Rudy, Rudy, Rudy. How could you, the right wing wants to know? Politico reported Monday that “Giuliani gave to Planned Parenthood.” Republican presidential candidate Rudy Giuliani in his campaign appearances this year has stated that he personally abhors abortion, even though he supports keeping a legal right to choose. But records show that […]

L.A. Burning

There’s been a raging fire in L.A. for about 24 hours that hopefully will be contained soon. The fire is in the Griffith Park area behind the “iconic Griffith Observatory.” When it first started yesterday, I could see the plumes of dark smoke as I’m only about 3 – 4 miles away. The smell of […]

Surprise! Guess Who’s in Iraq… Dick Cheney

Dick Cheney popped into Iraq today for a little surpise visit. But, his “blunt message,” The N.Y. Times reports, “was obscured by the nebulous diplomatic utterances that characterized the brief public moments of a visit confined entirely to meetings in Baghdad’s heavily protected Green Zone.” Vice President Dick Cheney used a 12-hour visit to Baghdad […]

OMG Poor Tom DeLay… Not

OMG… Tom DeLay is up in arms and has accused the FBI of ‘running amok’. What will he think of next in order to get out of the hot water he dunked himself and his wife into? DeLay said he has given the FBI documents exonerating his wife, but an associate of the former lawmaker […]